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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,947 posts since May '15
    • 70e – Yck Rd(Aft Begonia Rd) to Shenton Way(ter)
      Route:
      Yck Rd all the way till Boundary Rd junction >> Express via Boundary Rd, Amk Ave 1, CTE, PIE, Sims Way, then continue original sv 70 route.

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    83,523 posts since Feb '08
    • Workers take stairs after all 4 lifts break down at Golden Mile Tower

      Two of the building's four lifts have been closed for upgrading for almost two months, while a third stopped working two weeks back, workers at the building told The Straits Times.

      This left just one functional lift to service the building - until it gave way last Thursday.

      When contacted, the building management did not confirm the duration of each lift's closure but a circular dated on Monday was put up at the lift lobby informing workers of the latest breakdown.

      It said lift contractor Kone is "working around the clock" with its subcontractor to push forward the completion of upgrading works at one of the lifts, and it should be operational by this Friday or earlier.

      This has given little consolation to the workers there.

      Madam Goh Kah Chu, 69, takes 15 minutes to get to her office on the 18th storey and has to take regular breaks during her climb up.

      "My muscles will be painful but I just climb slowly," said Madam Goh, who works as an administrator in a logistics firm.

      She added that all four lifts have been out of operation at the same time on at least three occasions in the past two years.

      "Usually at least one lift will be repaired within a day," Madam Goh said.

      "This is the longest that all the lifts have been out of operation."

      When The Straits Times visited the building at lunchtime yesterday, all four lifts were barricaded, two of them with signs that they are being closed for upgrading.

      About 30 people were seen going up and down the stairs between 11.30am and 12.30pm. The ageing building was completed in 1974.

      "Everyone is fed up," said lawyer Edmund Hendrick, 57, who works on the 16th storey.

      "It has been going on for so long. Something should have been done a long time ago."

      Building manager Fong Kah Wai said the lifts are about 25 years old and have parts that are obsolete. He declined to comment further.

      Workers in the building said the lifts have been facing several technical issues.

      Last November, Ms Queenie Chong, 22, said she was in the lift when it dropped three floors and came to a stop in between the fifth and sixth levels.

      "We were in the lift for 15 minutes before someone on the fifth storey prised open the lift doors from outside," said the account assistant who works on the 22nd storey.

      Kone could not be reached for comment.



      -- The New Paper

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    83,523 posts since Feb '08
    • Burst pipe forces partial closure of MCE

      SINGAPORE: A section of the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) was closed for about two hours because of a burst pipe, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday night (Jan 16).

      LTA said that a section of the eastbound tunnel on the MCE between the Central Boulevard exit and the Marina Boulevard entrance was temporarily closed to traffic due to a burst water pipe at about 9.10pm.

      "Repair works to fix the burst pipe is ongoing," an LTA spokesperson told Channel NewsAsia. "Affected motorists can re-enter the MCE tunnel via Marina Boulevard."

      LTA is investigating the cause of the incident.

      The spokesperson later confirmed that the affected section reopened at 11.25pm.

      SBS Transit also alerted commuters that bus service 30 was affected due to a road closure.

      Muhammad Rizuan, 28, a technical specialist in PSA, said he was completely drenched as he rode his motorcycle on the MCE.

      He said he saw "orange crosses being flashed across all lanes" just as he was entering the MCE, which made him wonder if there was a fire in the tunnel. He did not see any burning cars, so chose to ride through the "rain".

      "Got drenched in an instant, even if it was just a short moment. Hence the coldness," he told Channel NewsAsia.

      Posts on social media said that it was "raining" inside the expressway tunnel.

      Last May, there was a slowdown in traffic when the fire-fighting system in the MCE was accidentally activated.


      Source: CNA/hm

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,883 posts since Feb '15
    • SBS7449U on Service 198

      SBS3419H on Service 334

      SBS6403H on Service 335

      SBS5051X on Service 157 (BRBP 141)

  • Path Light's Avatar
    1,883 posts since Feb '15
    • SBS8628M on Service 185: Blk 441 > Blk 303

      SBS8072R on Service 160: Blk 303 > ITE College West

      SG5774E on Service 180: Bukit Batok Fire Station > Blk 253

      SBS8200M on Service 157: Blk 253 > Blk 457

  • laurence82's Avatar
    125,302 posts since Nov '03
    • went paya lebar square and singpost centre 

      PLS a bit warm and old

      SC is brand new and got so many food outlets dont know which to choose from

      and cooler air con

      and less crowded

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    83,523 posts since Feb '08
  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:


      70e express after yck link then CTE/PIE then Sims Way. 80e can chiong KPE after Hougang Ctrl.

      80e sounds good. exit at sims way then follow original routing (maybe limited-stop) via kallang.

      Edited by JKYY 17 Jan `18, 8:46PM
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    83,523 posts since Feb '08
    • 17th January 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (055/056)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (203/204)

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    212 posts since Apr '17
    • SBS 7394T on AMDEP 168 (BRBP 88)

      SG 5406T on AMDEP 72 (AMDEP 13) 

      SBS 3180U on BNDEP 291 (BNDEP 35)

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    83,523 posts since Feb '08
    • 17th January 2018

      Train on EWL: Simei icon_arrow.gif Bedok (055/056)
      SBS3102X on svc 35 (Bedok Int icon_arrow.gif Alps Ave)
      SBS3149L on svc 35 (Alps Ave icon_arrow.gif New Upp Changi Rd)
      Train on EWL: Tanah Merah icon_arrow.gif Simei (203/204)

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  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,947 posts since May '15
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      But 107 already does not receive a very high demand

      70e - used to supplement Yio Chu Kang - Serangoon sector and Paya Lebar - Shenton Way sector.

      80e - Sengkang and Hougang express to North Bridge onwards via Upp Serangoon viaduct, Bendemeer Rd and Lavender St?


      70e express after yck link then CTE/PIE then Sims Way. 80e can chiong KPE after Hougang Ctrl.

  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by SBS2792K:

      might loop somewhere and return to Clementi instantly

      so like operating in 2 loops basically

      Clementi >>> Clarke Quay > Off Service > Clementi ........

      Clarke Quay >>> Clementi > Off Service > Clarke Quay ........

  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by azharjj:

      I am hoping to have more of these kind of "e" services

      Maybe can cause they consider both 'e' and 'E' as express and not by branding it anymore

  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

      Hope there can be 70e, 80e and 107e haha.

      But 107 already does not receive a very high demand

      70e - used to supplement Yio Chu Kang - Serangoon sector and Paya Lebar - Shenton Way sector.

      80e - Sengkang and Hougang express to North Bridge onwards via Upp Serangoon viaduct, Bendemeer Rd and Lavender St?

  • azharjj's Avatar
    6,448 posts since Aug '07
  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,947 posts since May '15
  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    175 posts since Jun '17
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      lmao its a full day express service, the first of a kind for SBS with the lowercase 'e' behind it unlike 502, 506 and previously 518 but makes sense cause it kind of duplicates 147

      curious where the bus goes to after terminating at Clarke Quay...

      might loop somewhere and return to Clementi instantly

  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Hmmm would a peak hour variant of 147e spanning from Hougang Ctrl Int to Clementi Int with limited stops work?

      From Hougang Ctrl Int

      Hougang Ctrl Int >>> Upp Serangoon Rd >>> Hougang Ave 8 (skipped stops similar to 74e) >>> Hougang Ave 2 >>> Yio Chu Kang Rd (some stops skipped) >>> Yio Chu Kang Link >>> Serangoon Ctrl >>> Upp Serangoon Rd (Serangoon MRT) >>> Braddell Rd (express) >>> CTE (express) >>> Bukit Timah Rd (Little India MRT) >>> Sungei Rd >>> Bencoolen St >>> Bras Basah Rd (express) >>> Victoria St >>> Hill St >>> New Bridge Rd and rejoin 147e back to Clementi Int

      From Clementi Int

      147e current routing >>> Hill St >>> Stamford Rd (express) >>> Orchard Rd (express) >>> Prinsep St >>> Selegie Rd >>> Bukit Timah Rd (Little India MRT) >>> CTE (express) >>> Braddell Rd (express) >>> Upp Serangoon Rd (Serangoon MRT) >>> Serangoon Ctrl >>> Yio Chu Kang Link >>> Yio Chu Kang Rd (some stops skipped) >>> Hougang Ave 2 >>> Hougang Ave 8 (skipped stops similar to 74e) >>> Upp Serangoon Rd >>> Hougang Ctrl Int

      Edited by JKYY 17 Jan `18, 8:10PM
  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Maybe do 147 back to Clementi 

      Eu Tong Sen St >>> Hill St >>> High St >>> North Bridge Rd >>> North Boat Quay >>> Eu Tong Sen St

       

      most likely will have CDGEs on this service

      Edited by JKYY 17 Jan `18, 7:54PM
  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,565 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by JKYY:

      lmao its a full day express service, the first of a kind for SBS with the lowercase 'e' behind it unlike 502, 506 and previously 518 but makes sense cause it kind of duplicates 147

      curious where the bus goes to after terminating at Clarke Quay...

      Maybe do 147 back to Clementi 

  • JKYY's Avatar
    178 posts since Oct '17
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Should be using A95

      lol imagine if 3 door A95 was deployed on this service

      though chances are very low / close to impossible